The trial of architect Graham Dwyer for the alleged murder of Elaine O’Hara continued on Thursday before the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Anglers and gardaí recovered items from water at Roundwood on dates in September 2013

Data privacy activist Max Schrems told the National Data Protection Conference that data protection will move away from regulators and become a civil legal matter as it is the ‘only way to get results’. File photograph: Collins

Activist Max Schrems addresses National Data Protection Conference in Dublin Castle

EU justice ministers travel to Latvia on Thursday for a key meeting on counter-terrorism as the EU remained stuck in deadlock over a proposed new law on the retention of passenger data records.

Air passenger data isss gets fresh impetus in the wake of Paris attacks

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy said Government departments must respect the rule of law when using people’s personal information. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dara Murphy encourages ‘greater focus on responsibilities’

Privacy concerns remain about a number of major infrastructure projects, including the introduction of postcodes and the primary school database, the Data Protection Commissioner has said

Data Protection Commissioner says public service ‘hasn’t got it right, in all cases’

The Department of Education is still engaging with the Data Protection Commissioner on the new primary school database. Photograph: Thinkstock

Data Protection Commissioner seeks ‘clarity’ on Department of Education project

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has insisted the Data Protection Commissioner is satisfied with the plan for the primary database .Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Jan O’Sullivan insists primary school data will only be accessed by a small number of people

INTO says having teachers gather students’ PPS numbers, ethnicity and religion for the Primary Online Database is an “under-resourced” model. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/File Photo

Irish National Teachers’ Organisation: No department support for gathering student info

14/10/2014....News...Minister for Education and Skills Jan O'Sullivan picutred at a press conference detailing the education budget.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Personal information including PPS numbers being collected by principals to populate new primary online database

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